From the very beginning, OfferUp has believed that the right people united by the right mission can redefine the possible.
OfferUp is dedicated to building the simplest and most trustworthy way for people to buy and sell in their communities. Every year, millions of people use OfferUp to buy and sell locally, resulting in billions of dollars of local commerce. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., our iOS and Android app has been in the top five most popular shopping apps lists for more than three years. Join us as we build the marketplace of the future and help more people discover value right where they are.
At a Glance
- 85+ Million Downloads
- Geekwire App of Year
- 15%+ of adults in several markets use OfferUp every month (LA, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Riverside, Orlando)
Senior Data Engineer
Here at OfferUp, data is at the core of our business, providing insights into the effectiveness of our products, and enabling technology that powers them. As the Data Engineering team, we build and operate OfferUp’s data platform for streaming and batch computation, for data analysis and BI, and to train ML models. If you’re passionate about building large scale distributed data processing systems, and you are motivated to make an impact in creating a robust and scalable data platform used by every team, come join us. You will be part of a team that builds the data ingestion, transport, storage, and orchestration layers. You will help shape the vision and architecture of OfferUp’s next generation data infrastructure, making it easy for developers to build data-driven products and features.
Building the largest and most responsive mobile marketplace poses unique data challenges that require leveraging the latest developments in data infrastructure. We leverage open source infrastructure where we can, but are ready to build and share solutions if they don’t exist yet. You will be building an analytics platform working with cutting-edge technologies like Kafka, Spark, Snowflake, and Airflow.
We regard culture and trust highly, and are looking forward to welcoming your contribution to the team!
- Build and operate large scale data infrastructure in production.
- Design, implement and debug distributed data processing systems.
- Thinking through long-term impacts of key design decisions and handling failure scenarios.
- Building self-service platforms to power all other OfferUp teams.
- Mentor other engineers and help them with their growth.
- Drive engineering best practices, set standards and propose larger projects which may require cross-team collaboration.
- Contribute at a senior level to the data warehouse design and data preparation by implementing a robust and extensible design
- Design and develop applications to process large amounts of critical information in batch and near real-time to power user-facing features.
- Influence technical direction for the company, leveraging your prior experiences and helping evaluate emerging technologies and approaches.
- 5+ years of professional software development experience.
- Strong ability in distributed systems for processing large scale data processing.
- Ability to communicate technical information effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
- Proficiency in Java, Scala and Python.
- Experience leveraging open source data infrastructure projects, such as Apache Spark, Airflow, Kafka, Flink, Samza, Avro, Parquet, Hadoop, Hive, HBase.
- Experience building data pipelines and real-time data streams.
- Experience building software in AWS or a similar cloud environment is highly desirable.
- Experience with AWS services like EMR, Kinesis, Firehose, Lambda, Sagemaker, Athena, Elasticsearch is a big plus.
- Computer Science or Engineering degree required, Masters degree preferred.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States.
OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally...Come do work that matters. join the team and take the ride of your life!
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Our Story As new fathers, OfferUp founders Nick Huzar and Arean van Veelen suddenly found themselves with more stuff than they wanted and less stuff than they needed. They weren’t alone. Americans spend trillions of dollars each year on new stuff, billions each year on storage units, and every day, they throw tons of their stuff away. In all that buying, storing, and tossing, Nick and Arean saw opportunity. Could a new kind of local marketplace bring people together to get more value out of all that stuff? Could that value exchange start with something as simple as a photo from a smartphone? Inspired to reimagine the model for local, peer-to-peer commerce, Nick and Arean founded OfferUp, a marketplace on a mission to become the simplest, most trustworthy place for people to buy and sell locally.